Leading British cake decorator Natasha Collins shows us how to turn cakes into literal works of art in her practical and pretty new book The Painted Cake. With detailed step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects, Natasha shows how you can create the most incredible cakes at home using fondant painted with edible colours. Her instructions encompass cooking, constructing and painting baked goods, from single-level to multi- tiered cakes, as well as cupcakes and cookies. Most featured projects use a freehand painting technique, but templates of design elements are included where appropriate. The Painted Cake progresses from the simplest projects through to more advanced so it is sure to please cake decorators of all skill levels.